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2017 In Stories: “I tried to stop the situation and he shot me.”

The Best Stories of 2017 Editor’s note: As we prepare to usher in 2018, it’s important that we here in the newsroom take a moment to consider the year that was. The news cycle has a forward momentum and it’s easy — too easy — to stay focused on the here and now. It’s essential to […]

The Best Stories of 2017


Editor’s note: As we prepare to usher in 2018, it’s important that we here in the newsroom take a moment to consider the year that was. The news cycle has a forward momentum and it’s easy — too easy — to stay focused on the here and now. It’s essential to us as an organization, as part of the community, as individuals, to look back at the moments that moved us, the stories that changed us, and the people that we will never forget. 


Reporter Shaamini Yogaretnam speaks about Bun Sim, the surviving victim of a night of carnage in the Byward Market, who chose to forgive his best friend’s killer.


To read Shaamini Yogaretnam’s reporting, click here:


ByWard Market shooting survivor speaks for first time, forgives gunman


Bun Sim, left, and Terrence Phillips in a photo from Facebook. Sim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and Phillips died in two related early morning shootings in the ByWard Market on Saturday, June 3, 2017.


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